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Pros:
Great cable management (Pretty OCD about my cables and such)
Sleek and professional looking
Budget price < $150
Air flow (I have the Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.b and a lot of 120mm fans laying around)


Two cases that I've been interested in are the NZXT Phantom ($120 on Newegg) and the Corsair 600T ($160 on Newegg). I've heard that the 600T doesn't have the best 200mm fans and the front one is hard to replace (I'm not great with modding).

Any suggestions?

Also, are there any problems with these two cases?
Edited by i7-950 - 5/3/11 at 11:23am
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post #2 of 14
Some additional details would help out even more. A few questions:

- Does weight matter? (help's you figure out what material the case should be made of)
- Does size matter? (ITX, mATX, ATX, eATX)
- What is your budget? (cases don't die and are investments)

My suggestions for SFF cases:
- PC Labs QMicra 2VF
- NZXT Rogue
- Silverstone SG02(-F)
- Lian Li V351

My suggestions for mid sized cases:
- Lian Li PC-V1X10
- Antec P180 Mini
- Silverstone SF03

My Suggestions for full tower cases:
- Lian Li A77
- Silverstone TJ07
- Corsair 800D
- CM Stacker 8X0
- Lian Li Armor
Edited by OC'ing Noob - 5/3/11 at 11:31am
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post #3 of 14
Both are good options.

Take a look at the Fractal Design offerings as well, including their upcoming Arc series.

The CM ATCS 840 is an option if you like modding, plenty of potential there, though a bit expensive.

Of course there is always Lian Li with their PC-V series if getting a bit long in the tooth with less than stellar stock cable management (easily remedied with some more modding).
    
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post
Some additional details would help out even more. A few questions:

- Does weight matter? (help's you figure out what material the case should be made of)
- Does size matter? (ITX, mATX, ATX, eATX)
- What is your budget? (cases don't die and are investments)
Weight isn't a concern. ATX. I'd prefer to stay under $175, but I can push the price a bit.
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post #5 of 14

I have the NZXT Phantom and i love it and id suggest it to anyone.

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Another pro is a painted interior.
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post #7 of 14
Edited my post with some suggestions.
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Edited my post with some suggestions.
Thanks I'll look into all of those suggestions.
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Both are good options.

Take a look at the Fractal Design offerings as well, including their upcoming Arc series.
This is what I'm waiting for to coming out. The Arc series mini is going to rock, smaller case and water cooling friendly. A 120 dual rad will fit in the top becase the top fan holes are off set towards the side that opens up to show the inside. This way you don't have to worry about running into the ram or even the water block. This is something that cases should have adopted years ago.
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This is what I'm waiting for to coming out. The Arc series mini is going to rock, smaller case and water cooling friendly. A 120 dual rad will fit in the top becase the top fan holes are off set towards the side that opens up to show the inside. This way you don't have to worry about running into the ram or even the water block. This is something that cases should have adopted years ago.
Yea that series looks neat. The case reminds me of the CoolerMaster Centurion 590 when I look at it. However, water cooling just isn't what I'm looking for.
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